WomenConnected, a philanthropic giving circle within Sarah Bush Lincoln, made a two-year pledge of $30,000 to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation to benefit “Mobile Miracles,” a campaign to fund the purchase of a new dental bus. The bus will travel across the region providing preventive and restorative care and oral hygiene education to underserved children up to age 18.
All donors making gifts of $15,000 or more will be recognized on the exterior of the new bus that is expected to cost $600,000.
The bus will replace the now-inoperable one that was purchased in 2008. SBL Dental Services staff provides care to uninsured children, those who receive benefits through Medicaid/AllKids and those whose parents have no means of transportation to a dentist.
Including this pledge, WomenConnected has donated $140,000 to the SBL Dental Program since 2012. WomenConnected has 87 members and has donated more than $672,000 to SBL programs and services during the last 16 years.
For more information about this campaign or to make a donation, contact Amy Card, director, SBL Health Foundation, at 217 258- or 348-2511 or [email protected].
Pictured left to right is: WomenConnected members (first row) Kristen Bliss, Leslie Hill, Doreen Nelms, SBL Health Foundation Director Amy Card, and Kim Lockart; (second row) Susie Hay, Kim Uphoff, Joyce Madigan, Sharon Fox, Debbie Saddoris, Mobile Miracles campaign committee member Steve Wente, SBL President & CEO Jerry Esker, Mobile Miracles Committee member Phil Kepp, DDS, Patty Peterson, Jeanne Cunningham, Sally Bock, Jone Zieren and Erica Stollard.